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Making a Successful Flexible Working Request

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, Flexible working, Career
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It seems like women’s rights have never been so prominent in the workplace but one thing that is now definitely open to all employees and not just women or parents is the right to request flexible working. We asked Belinda Lester, owner and director of Lionshead Law for her guidance on what makes a successful flexible ...

Shared Parental Leave, Time it happened or Waste of time?

by ParentalChoice
in Work life balance, Parenting, Flexible working, Family, Career
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Last week, Jo Swinson, MP and the Minister for Employment Relations, confirmed that the Government’s plans for shared parental leave had come through consultation and were being included in the Children and Families Bill which will come into law in 2015. The aim of the legislation is to overhaul the current “Edwardian” (Nick C...

Employment rights – would you give them up for shares?

by ParentalChoice
in Flexible working, Financial Planning, Family, Childcare, Career
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Back in October we published an article on George Osbournes proposal to allow employers to offer shares to employees in return for sacrifing key employment rights. Amazingly, this week, the House of Lords has backed down in its long battle with the Government over the controversial ‘shares for rights’ scheme, but only after extr...

Modern Workplaces, Looking to the Future

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in Flexible working
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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today promised a “properly flexible” system of shared parental leave in Britain by 2015. Announcing  the Governments response to the Modern Workplaces’ consultation Mr Clegg  condemned Britain’s “Edwardian” system that places the burden of childcare on mothers and di...

The myths about flexible working

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in Flexible working
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Today we’re looking at debunking the myths about flexible working. We’ve been joined by Fiona Severs from Lexington Grey. Almost every professional services firm struggles with the question of how to retain its talent, recognising that decreasing attrition rates will increase employees’ morale and productivity.  More...

Parental Choice

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Parental Choice is the essential “one stop shop” to help you make the right decision on your childcare needs. All the senior staff at Parental Choice are parents and we live the good, the bad and the ugly of trying to combine work and family just like you....